eBlast 29 October 2014

GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS ONES  Honouring the Universe – The philosophy of The Australasian Yoga Institute….   Dedicated to a tradition of excellence in teaching for more than 40 years, The Australasian Yoga Institute offers yoga teachers comprehensive and systematic training in classical yoga.  We teach yoga techniques for body, breath, mind and spirit in 200hr and 500hr certification programs.  Our programs include training in meditation, asana  
COMMUNITY SERVICE…. This has been brought well and truly to front and centre with me over the last day, and I am bringing it to you (as I always do with these issues).   Community Service is about “service to your community” service to  The Sangha,  however wide that is for you.  It could be helping your neighbour or the world.  In the immediate sense it is about JUST BEING THERE for one another.   This was brought sharply into focus for me yesterday.  In 40 years I have rarely missed a designated class, even turning up with a broken foot!  I don’t bunk off.  Yesterday, Monday, I was suddenly called into hospital.  Something for one reason and another couldn’t be postponed to a more convenient time.  That meant that on a Monday I had to suddenly, with little or no notice,  find teachers for three classes.  One relaxation class, one A/R Class and one General class at 6.30.     Everyone around me was quite wonderful and stepped into the breach.  The Relaxation Class was seamless, the A/R Class went well,  but the 6.30 presented a few problems.  The teacher who had volunteered worked in Melbourne.  She usually got there in time for class, but on Monday night (Murphy’s law) the train was late.   Once again, everyone rallied around.  Emails flew here and there, husbands were rallied, and the girl who had taken the Relaxation Class and the A/R class once again took the yoga class whilst she waited for the student on the train to arrive.  The wonderful girl who took the class whilst she was waiting for the designated teacher to arrive,  is not a trained yoga teacher (and had been working all day), so she did relaxation class, and held everyone together until the senior teacher arrived which she did in due course.  If anyone showed community service, was a true yogi on the day – it was her.     Unfortunately one of the class members, who had been with us for a number of years walked out. When I was told I was flabbergasted. I could hardly believe it.  I had been teaching this person for years and they just left when I needed them most.  Where had I failed?   The class obviously wasn’t up to their standard and they had lots more important things to do.   Nothing I could do about that.   From my point of view right at that moment, there couldn’t have been anything more important in that person’s life (If they LOVED yoga as they professed to do)  than supporting the class, supporting the Sangha.    When I was told, it brought into very sharp focus for me, exactly what “community service” means in the Yoga Sangha.  It means “holding the space”,  teaching a class for one if that is who turns up, or teaching in a room with no windows in if an accident happens,  or dealing with delays and mix ups when that happens,  and things happen.  It is about being kind,  Being MINDFUL.   Supporting and being with the group no matter what.   Believing that in every situation we have something to give, and something to learn.      That we don’t want to learn the lesson is immaterial, that we can’t see the point is immaterial.  If we don’t learn this lesson then they get inexorably harder.     Want to know more – Watch  the film “Groundhog Day”.
 
I WANT TO VISIT YOU… On December the 4th and 5th I am holding a training session here for those who want to really teach RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY.  The course includes home study  – it is not just 2 days of training, that is just the start.   No everyone can get down to Woodend (there are only 2 places left), however, I would like to come to your studio, your town and deliver training.  If you would like a workshop in your town,please let me know and we can organise it.  I was thinking maybe Melbourne CBD, Shepparton or Albury, Sydney, and Perth of course.
NEW!!!   Only 2 places left. YOGASLOW (RESTORATIVE YOGA) INSTRUCTORS TRAINING  THE WOODEND STUDIO  4th and 5th December, 2014 YOGA STUDENTS/TRAINEE YOGA TEACHERS Regular Price $1,395.   Limited offer Price $895 for the practical studio sessions. Venue:  The Australasian Yoga Institute Studio, 37 Morris Road, Woodend.   QUALIFIED YOGA TEACHERS/FITNESS PROFESSIONALS Pay only $775.00 to upgrade your skills with new ideas on cueing, sequencing and movements.  You must provide a certificate of your previous certification to qualify for this price.   GENERAL PUBLIC attendance. If you are not a professional instructor but desire a better understanding of restorative yoga, a ‘LETTER OF ATTENDANCE’ will be provided at the end of the course.    At the course, you will learn all the skills you require to give a thorough teaching of all facets of movement of the RESTORATIVE YOGA EXERCISES (and philosophy).   You will receive in the two days:  *A two day intense course instruction by Jahne Hope-Williams, pioneer of yoga teacher training in Australia.  *A workbook  * Practical Assessment *A DVD  *A Theory Exam you can do at home.  After  your practical assessment you will be able to teach better than you ever thought possible. If you are doing our Yoga Teacher Training, then you can use this course as your elective.   Please register your interest by emailing me personally (or Deb) on yogafirst@netcon.net.au Pay pal, DD, credit card facility and time payment is available as always.    
BUY NOTHING NEW between the 16th Oct and the 16th Nov.   –  IT’S ALMOST TIME! How are you all getting along with the program.  It has caused me to really think about what I am doing, and looking at what I have.  I really don’t need any more things.  I am sure you are like this too.  There are things we may want, or like to have BUT REALLY DON’T NEED.     Tell me if you are game to join me – email if you are. yogafirst@netcon.net.au We did the $2 a day, and learned lots.  What can we learn with this discipline?

ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!   THE 30 DAY GF. SUPER SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE . SUBSTITUTE 1 MEAL A DAY FOR A SMOOTHIE – THAT’S ALL…. A FANTASTIC DE-TOX FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR PRE-SUMMER FIGURE. All is takes is blender, your favourite greens and 10 minutes in the kitchen daily.  A fast food that beats all other fast foods both speed and nutrition wise.  Starting the 4th November, you can go to www.gfsupersmoothies.blogspot.com.au and get your recipes for the day.      I have been fasting for the last three days, so I will welcome the next smoothie which I plan for sometime tomorrow afternoon…..  It will taste like heaven.  This smoothie challenge came at exactly the right time for me, and when I had to go into hospital my digestion was relaxed, rested, my body was in a good place, and I was able with the minimum of disruption get on with my yoga life.    Email me if you would like to join the challenge yogafirst@netcon.net.au. Of course you can just go to the blog, but the emailers will get special offers, recipe cards and other great bits.  Plus, I am going to put out an E Book at the end of the challenge, and the emailers will get it at a special price.

“YOUR ELECTRO MAGNETIC BODY”. THE GEOMANCY (PENDULUM) CORRESPONDENCE COURSE(S). The Short Course – THE PENDULUM FOR BEGINNERS. RELEASED NOW!!! The cost is $38.50 for the E Book, although you can request a hard copy with a board and pendulum for $57.50.  I know I did get it back to front in the last news letter, but this is the price on Etsy.  If you want a certificate for doing the course, you can get one after doing a set essay.  
As David Beckham has had tattooed on his hand recently  “Dream big – be unrealistic”.  
THE PENDULUM BOARD If you have a pendulum, and would like a fabulous “SKRYING” BOARD (you know,  the board you use to get and answer to the questions), then I have taken about 3 years to prepare one and I launched it on Etsy this week.  It is available for less than ten dollars.  $7.50 I think – something like that……  so much has happened since I put that up there. Go to my website  and pick up a copy of the yamas whilst you are there. You will be glad you did!  As soon as I have time (and inspiration) I will put a “How-To”on Utube and the videos so you can access it.

NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS –  The next will be on Sunday 2nd November 2pm to 4pm at the Bentinck.   Plan to hang around afterwards for a biscuit, a cup of tea and a chat.   THE AGENDA FOR THIS TEACHER TRAINING CLASS  – Margaret will be back from her NZ trip and we anticipate that she will be taking a class on FERMENTATION, complete with a demonstration.  This will be in the Bentinck kitchen, with trying and tasting.  We get to sit around the dining room table afterwards with a cup of herbal tea…  should be good.   Enter from the Romsey Road as you did last time, park there, park out back and walk around to the front door…  If you  are serious about  our courses you need to come to a class with me as often as you can.   Prepare some questions.  Bring paper and writing materials,  relevant texts and work to refer to if you want me to answer questions about what you are doing or reading.  Don’t be vague.  Some questions require one-on-one.  If you require this, please take me aside afterwards and we will chat.  I don’t run off right after class.

THE FORGIVENESS BOOK This book is still travelling,  keep it moving along, the list is longish. And…..If you would like to be next on the list of 108 people, please email me…yogafirst@netcon.net.au  
THE ELECTIVE To those of you doing the Teacher Training.  Here is the low-down on the elective.  By the way you can do the latest course The Bhagavadgita as your elective.  Thereby getting two birds with one stone.  Finishing the elective, and learning the heart of yoga.   The Elective (30 hours)…. 1.  ..cannot be something you have got a certificate for in the past.   2.   ..is not just an essay, I have to see that you have put 30 hours into its production – whatever the topic.   3.  You are training to be a professional and it should show.   If a yoga sequence or therapy is your elective, there should be a GOAL, a method and an OUTCOME (and – it goes without saying – a bibliography).  It is not enough just to explore.  Remember, you are a yoga teacher in training.   Keep these points in mind.  Work out early on what you want to do, your topic, then start collecting data so that when you are ready to go you already have a head start.   It is not easy – it wasn’t meant to be.
“Sanctified by the asceticism of wisdom, disengaged from attachment, fear and ire, engrossed and sheltered in Me, many being have attained My nature”.  (‘Gita Ch.4v10)   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – “JAHNE’S YOGA UNIVERSITY” Within our school there are three levels of YOGA TEACHER TRAINING. *THE BHAGAVADGITA (and YOGA PHILOSOPHY) which is like a Certificate or Diploma Level,  RYTA 200 which is our “degree course”  and     *HYT/AR500 the “masters”.   1. THE BHAGAVADGITA (YOGIC PHILOSOPHY)  This study is optional.  There are no modules to return – this is a personal practice.  However, if you want a certificate, then you will have to do an assignment at the end of the assigned course time.   If you would like to know more, please contact me on yogafirst@netcon.net.au     2.  RYTA200 –  THE BASIC YOGA COURSE This is where you start your yoga life.   It is not just the asanas – it is about the philosophy and takes about 12 to 18 months.  After you have completed this course you can be insured, and teach anywhere in the world.   3.  HYT/AR.500  YOGA THERAPY COURSE   However,  If you are not familiar with the Bhagavadgita, then you should do the short course on the “Gita” first – even in concert with, or before the 200 hours course..  If you are through your course, or travelling well, then yes, please consider the new course “HOLISTIC YOGA THERAPY/Addiction and Recovery 500.  Yes, its is a 500 hour course.  The 200 hour course is a mandatory prerequisite  – whether you have done it with us or somewhere else.  If you have just done a quickie course which sailed over philosophy, then you may have to revisit that.   Please apply to me personally if you are interested. yogafirst@netcon.net.au
“People don’t grow old.  When they stop growing, they become old”. (Anon)

YOGA CLASSES –
Classes now being held at the Bentinck  THE NEW HOME OF THE AUSTRALASIAN YOGA INSTITUTE.    Cost:  $10 per person per class (or $100 a 12 class pass:  non–transferable).  $15 mum plus little yoga bub. $20 per family (mum, dad and two primary school children.  Young adults $10 each). “Innisfree at the Bentinck” Residents only –  no charge.  Visitors/public charges as above BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.  Enter from the Romsey Road Junction with High Street Woodend – the start of the Romsey Road.   If you are looking for times and days, then please go to the web site.  You will find everything there. www.yogabeautiful.com.au  
THE SHOP and ETSY  (www.myyogabooks.etsy.com) THE YAMAS:  This was the first book on the site and EVERYONE should have a copy.   THE UN-MEDITATION COURSE:  New on the site.  A short course for beginners.  $27.95   YOGA SWINGS:  Have arrived.   If you want one for your studio, please reserve yours now.  Colours – *blue and grey, grey and black or pink and orange.   $150 plus postage     THE REVELATION TAROT:  This is back on our site.   Cards made and sent with love.   HOW-TO BOOKLET…..If you are “fence sitting”,  read  ” HOW TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER BY HOME STUDY” $2.99 and it is available by emailing deb or me and we can make sure you get a copy.   THE CHAKRAS – A COLOURING-IN BOOK and a REFERENCE BOOKLET – CHAKRA CHARTS:   A great Christmas gift for someone. The cost is $43.50 and we will post it anywhere in Australia free postage.  Or my website and you can paypal it.
CHAKRA BOOKLET:  I have just submitted a booklet on the Chakras with small reproductions of the Big Posters to colour in. This booklet will help you understand the CHAKRAS, and to accompany the CHAKRA CHARTS, It is on Etsy now.   I move with the infinite in nature’s power.  I hold the fire of the soul.  I hold the life and healing”. (Rig Veda)   REGISTRATION/INSURANCE   www.yogabeautiful.com.au We are giving you total choice now, although it may be a bit more expensive….. REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE HAVE BEEN UNCOUPLED.  YOU CAN BUY THEM SEPARATELY.  DEARER, BUT IT SEEMS THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT.  WE AIM TO PLEASE.  
YOUR TEACHER TRAINING YEAR (or so): If you are a trainee Yoga Teacher who has been working on the course for more than a year please understand that your course fee only gives you FREE classes with me for your first training year – the first 12 months only.     Imagine if what would happen to our Institute if  you took three years to finish your course and you could still come to classes free for the entire course.  We do our fee calculation based on 12 months of free yoga classes.   Your training fees cover you for a year, after that we ask you to pay $10 per class.   “If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up”. (Dostoevsky)  
VIDEOS:  THEY ARE NOT OPTIONAL – THEY ARE NECESSARY! Only $275 per annum. Please look down the list of the videos before you try to do stick drawings, or organise your journal.  I have shown you what I recommend..  All you have to do is download.  I even did a video on ‘The Gita.  Good feedback thus far – thank you.   Please.  Email us and Debbie will make sure that you are logged in promptly yogafirst@netcon.net.au

“BAGS OF LOVE” – NUT MILK BAGS/JELLY BAGS/CHINESE HERBAL BAGS/TEA BAGS Lots of orders coming in for the new bags. Chritmas puddings, egg nog, custard, etc etc all need straining in our wonderful little bags.    This is such a small, portable, useful kitchen aid.   Why don’t you try it!   To buy the bag,  log on to the shop at www.yogabeautiful.com.au to get details/prices etc, try www.bagsoflove.moonfruit.com YIN YOGA/ANATOMY/MEDITATION DVD’s – all with Paul Grilley We are now well stocked with these dvd’s.   They are the best and will form the backbone of your yoga references. As I have told you before when I bought mine they cost $100 or so each.  I thought that this was a good investment.  I think half that is a steal! And that is what we are selling this for. www.yogabeautiful.com.au
 
JAHNE’S MENTORING SESSIONS… Because Jahne has been teaching yoga teachers for more than 40 years, and running a business the Buddhist way for much longer than that (and successfully) she is often asked for advice. Asking course questions is free. This does not mean IDLE Yoga questions “just because you want to know” – She could spend her whole day answering those and getting no-where, in spite of the fact you may think your life will not end if they are not answered.         REGARDING DEBBIE –  If you want to speak to Debbie about any aspect of the courses – she has done them, please remember that she only comes in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  On those days she is available on Ph: 0354 273 518.  I am always here, and available preferably on email or text because I teach and am not always at my desk.  Don’t hesitate to email me and I will answer your email or text as soon as I can.
THE LAST WORD:  Remember.  When the student is ready the teacher will come (or when the teacher is ready the students will come).  
For more wonderful, delicious thoughts
Log on to our Web site www.yogabeautiful.com.au
and tune in to our videos  daily.         ENJOY – Love and Blessings,  

Namaste Jahne

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